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Multiple charges laid in Main Street weapons complaint

Two Fredericton men now face charges in connection to a call yesterday, December 2, after a member of the public reported hearing a gunshot on Fredericton’s Northside.  

Police responded to a multi-unit residence in the 100-block of Main Street shortly after 10:00 am, and quickly contained the area.  Two adult males, both from Fredericton, were arrested without incident a short time later. There were no injuries, and streets were reopened by 10:40 a.m.

Following the execution of a search warrant on the residence, 20-year-old Owen John Jonas Watt faces the following charges:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Unsafe storage contrary to regulations
  • Possession of weapons contrary to order
  • Breach of probation

 18-year-old Rye Thomas Ethan Watt also faces charges, including:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Unsafe storage contrary to regulations
  • Breach of probation

Additional charges are expected. Both Owen Watt and Rye Watt have been held in custody and will return to court again Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is asked to contact Det. Jeff Cameron (jeff.cameron@fredericton.ca)  of the Fredericton Police Force at 460-2300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, to remain anonymous.

File reference: 21-25171